September 7, 2012 at 1:18 pm EDT | by Phil Reese
David Koch breaks with GOP on marriage
Fred Thompson, David Koch, Julia Koch, gay news, Washington Blade

Billionaire Romney backer, David Koch (center) — seen here with former candidate for the GOP Presidential nomination, Fred Thompson, and Koch’s wife Julia — told Politico ‘I believe in gay marriage.’ (Photo by Fred Thompson via Wikimedia)

TAMPA, Fla. — This week, one of the billionaire brothers backing Mitt Romney and congressional Republicans told Politico “I believe in gay marriage.”

When pressed by the Washington-based political publication, billionaire David Koch confirmed he differed with both the Republican Party’s anti-gay platform and its nominee, Mitt Romney, on the issue.

“Well I disagree with that,” Koch said about the party plank that opposes extending marriage rights to same-sex couples, and backs an amendment to the U.S. Constitution barring states from recognizing such unions.


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